Alzheimer’s Association to Hold an Educational Program on the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s for the Community.
Mansfield, OH – The Richland County Dementia Capable Coalition, under the leadership of the Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter, will hold an educational program on the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s for all interested residents of Richland County.
The hour-long event will be at 12noon Thursday, February 20 at the Lexington Senior Civic Center, 67 Main St.
"A dementia capable Richland County" says Pam Myers, Program Director for the Chapter, " will be an educated community with the following results:
• Increased sensitivity to issues faced by families impacted by memory loss
• Mobilized citizens to support the needs of families and individuals
• Increased referrals to healthcare and support services, and
• The engagement of thousands of residents in initiatives aimed to prevent dementia, research treatments, and find a cure".
The Alzheimer’s Association® has created an education program that explores the most common warning signs of Alzheimer’s to help individuals stay informed about what is normal aging and what is not. The free one-hour 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s program:
● Describes typical age-related memory, thinking or behavioral changes
● Helps individuals learn how to recognize the common warning signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia
● Discusses tips for approaching someone about memory concerns
● Explains the importance of early detection and benefits of diagnosis
● identifies possible tests/assessments for the diagnostic process
● Offers helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources.
Please register online at alz.org/CRF or call 1-800-272-3900.
In the United States alone, more than 5 million individuals are living with Alzheimer’s and 16 million are serving as their unpaid caregivers. The disease is a global crisis that impacts numerous families right here in our community. However, no one has to face this disease alone or without information.
About the Alzheimer's Association®
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association, call 1.800.272.3900, or visit alz.org.